Rijeka take on the visitors Salzburg at “Stadion HNK Rijeka” in the reverse fixture of the Qualification semi-final of the UEFA Champions League 2017/2018. The game will be played in Rijeka on Wednesday, August 2nd. The first-leg match was finished in 1:1 draw.
Rijeka made a breakthrough in 2016/2017 season having become the champion of theCroatian 1. HNL as well as won the Croatian Cup leaving the country’s football leader Dinamo Zagreb behind. At the start of the new season Rijeka also showed powerful performance as the side has conducted six clashes already and gained five triumphs with single draw in them. In the Croatian 1. HNL Rijeka got three victories in three encounters with 8:1 aggregated score. In the UEFA Champions League the Croatians knocked out TNS 2:0, 5:1 plus took 1:1 draw against Salzburg in Austria. Rijeka are the home team and their unbeaten home series counts for over 20 games while the winning run has reached nine matches already in which the team conceded only one single goal.
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In their turn, Salzburg have also made golden trophies double in Austria. This season “Die Roten Bullen” just like their upcoming Croatian opponent, stay unbeaten, having earned four victories and two draws. In the UEFA Champions League the Austrian club knocked out Hibernians 3:0, 3:0 in the previous round but failed to break the Croatians at its home field in the first-leg clash. However, away game is not a big problem for Salzburg as the team’s winning streak on the road consists of five encounters with 17:3 aggregated score.
The first-leg battle demonstrated that at this stage the opponents’ level is more or less the same, therefore, I believe one shouldn’t expect many goals scored in the upcoming fight in Rijeka, just like in the first meeting in Austria.
Prediction for the match: Under 2.5 scored goals.